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Friday Five | Fiancée

August 11, 2017
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I’m particularly excited for the wedding we have this weekend. The bride and I go way back to elementary school and several college besties are coming in town, so I can’t wait to see them. Especially with my news: I’m engaged! I couldn’t be happier and hope to share bits and pieces along the way with you here.

  • Venmo may make you efficient and with-it, but does it also make you less generous and chivalrous?
  • The not-so-fun part of being blonde is all the maintenance; protect your locks for the last stretch of summer.
  • Restaurant staff tell all their wildest tales from waiting tables.
  • I found my birthday flower personality read to be spot on. Is yours?
  • If all the nutrition noise is making you drown, read this and be one-and-done.

Xx.

PS: Don’t miss these sales. I’m still shopping for my new home, so wayfair and Joss & Main are first on my list.

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Friday Five | No Plan Plans

July 28, 2017
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Sushi tonight and a Saturday spend poolside is my plan for this upcoming weekend with nothing on my calendar. The less phone interaction the better, but if you find yourself on yours, read these…

  • I would wear any of these outfits for a date night, but #1 is my favorite.
  • As summer’s end is in sight, I’m considering getting a gloss on my hair instead of full-on highlights. Here’s why. 
  • Sizes are already selling out of this McGuire jean style LZ featured on her Instagram stories earlier this week, so I snagged my pair!
  • I’m back on a barre kick, so I’m keeping these mistakes most of us make in mind.
  • So many summer treats make me nostalgic for childhood like push-up pops, Fla-Vor-Ice and ice cream sandwiches.

Have a great weeekend. Xx.

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Friday Five | Happy to be Home

July 21, 2017
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Geri-163-612x917Hi and a very happy Friday! I’m so thrilled to be staying put in Houston this weekend. I plan to find a proper place for everything in my new house, get a car wash and celebrate a good friend’s birthday here in town. What’s up with you? Enjoy these five finds from around the web!

  • For all the coffee lovers, care to make your own batch of cold brew?
  • Lots of people advocate for living by a personal mantra, but I prefer this idea of making several personal commandments to live by.
  • This red raincoat is on sale and sort of necessary for the perpetual afternoon showers hitting Houston.
  • My sis does abstract art! Shop her site or work with her on a custom commission.
  • For all those still mourning the loss of Sex and the City, The Bold Type may cure your blues.

Xx.

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Friday Five | Mountain Mornings

July 14, 2017
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I’m in Estes Park this weekend for a wedding, and I’m pretty sold on summering in Colorado. For a Texan who is used to temperatures over 100, morning walks in the mountains and afternoon bike rides are absolute bliss. I hope you find yours this weekend!

  • For pool and beach approved beverages, I’m getting on the canned cocktail bandwagon.
  • NPR’s How I Built This podcast inspires with success stories from the people that started all the things we depend on like Instagram, Spanx and Zappo’s.
  • Pink and green forever and ever and ever and ever please!
  • This hotel is what South of France dreams are made of–pear orchard and sunflower gardens included.
  • A true Southerner has eaten over half of these foods.

PS: If you haven’t already, enter LZ’s Nordstrom gift card giveaway here. For more incentive, see her anniversary sale picks here and my five favorites below!

Xx.

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Friday Five | Happy Fourth!

June 30, 2017
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Fourth of July always comes right when we all need it. Summer boredom may have ensued for those of you with kids home from school, and adults are ready to be off duty for an extended weekend. Whether the American holiday takes you near or far, I hope it’s chock-full of summer fun. Five links as always!

  • I’ve given in to the basket bag craze, and I’m glad to see Garance has too.
  • A move forced me into a closet refresh, and it’s true: slimming down your wardrobe makes your most beloved items feel special again.
  • The stock market 101. In other financial news, I highly recommend Betting on Zero, available on Netflix.
  • The best cookbook for beginners who want to master the basics.
  • Does food taste different when it has your full, undivided attention? This piece makes a convincing case for eating out alone.

Happy Fourth!

 

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Friday Five | Sales, Sinks & Sparkling Water

June 23, 2017
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010---DC3625The rain storms that hit Houston were impeccably timed if you ask me. After several whirlwind weekends in June and more to come in July, I’m so excited for every excuse to stay indoors with little to nothing to do. I hope you find some time to yourself to do the same, and if so, that these five reads entertain you.

Xx

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Game, Set, Match

June 21, 2017
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It’s been a very long time since competitive sports have been on my agenda. High school to be exact. Unless you count golf class in college or Congressional co-ed softball in my 20’s. I’ve always talked about taking up tennis and bought a racket a few years ago, but it’s been collecting dust while I’ve been busy being pregnant/nursing my 3 kiddos back to back. A valid excuse to avoid exercise and athletics, right?!

A few months back Bret mentioned asking one of my friends to be his mixed doubles partner for a tennis tournament which was finally the fuel I needed to take up the sport. Since then I’ve been taking lessons and have officially caught the tennis bug. GASP!

I realized I only owned one tennis skirt and a bunch of old tee shirts from college for exercise purposes. You see, I’ve just never been into spending money on things like work out gear, pajamas, socks, etc. and parlay those extra funds into the dress, shoe, handbag budget. Ha! But now that I’m on the court on the reg, it’s time to invest in some new athleisure gear. After all, athlesiure has been on fire in the fashion world, so now I’ve finally got a valid reason to partake in this trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. If only cute clothing correlated to extra points on the court.

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Outfit details | Stella McCartney Adidas tennis skirt and here and here | Stella McCartney Adidas tennis top also here in more sizes  | Stella McCartney Adidas jacket | Nike tennis shoes | Wilson Juice 100UL racket

Outfit details (Group photo, from left to right) |

On Lyndsey (linked above)

On Casey | J. Crew tennis skirt *on sale | J. Crew top | Nike tennis shoes

On Lauren | Stella McCartney Adidas tennis dress | Asics Gel Solution Speed tennis shoes | Wilson Ultra 100 tennis racket

On Traci | Lacoste tennis dress | New Balance sneakers

Rumba x Otis & Eleanor Speaker

photos by Traci Ling

 

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Friday Five | Heat Wave

June 16, 2017
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It’s really getting hot where we are, which means all the more reason to stay inside or poolside. Be sure to read these links while you’re at it!

  • They say this summer’s When Breath Becomes Air is The Bright Hour, which will tug at your heart strings just the same.
  • I can’t wait for my full-screen iPhone 8 debuting this fall. Read five rumors that are hopefully true.
  • A bowl makes almost any meal feel like comfort food. Read why this foodie appreciates the bowl fad.
  • Five must-visits in Mexico that aren’t Cabo or even the trendier Tulum.
  • Carolina Herrera’s spring resort collection is a classic circus color story. I’ll have #2 and #8, please!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend as always!

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Friday Five | Iced Coffee Cravings

June 9, 2017
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I’m in California again–this time, for work–and I’m so glad to be back. LZ’s snaps from Santa Barbara gave me the beach blues. Per usual, the links are not unrelated to what’s been on my mind this week–cooling down with iced coffee, coastal travels and being with girlfriends. Enjoy!

Which coffee camp are you in – can’t live with or without it? Goop gives us the real scoop on whether the bean is good for us.

I kept these packing tips in mind so not to stuff my whole closet into my carry-on.

If I have it my way, my honeymoon will be in Australia. If and when that happens, these Melbourne cafés will be on the tip top of my dining list.

A list to please all price points for those seeking beauty products their skin will feel comfortable in.

Do you “trouble talk” with your bestie? That, among other things, makes a close friend.

Have a happy weekend! 

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Friday Five | Lost in Links

June 2, 2017
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jessiebush_wethepeople_roger_vivier_1-1320x880As an aunt to five nieces and seven nephews, I am reminded that school’s out for summer. I just booked a flight for a wedding in Colorado in July, and I can’t wait to escape the height of Houston’s summer heat for a breath of fresh mountain air. Travels aside, I hope you set time for getting lost in fun links, like these five! Enjoy.

  • Would you rather have your weekend feel longer in the moment or looking back on Monday morning? See how you can succeed at both.
  • LZ and I just may buy this millennial pink Chanel bag from Vintage Contessa and share it unless you beat us to it.
  • Going on 25, I’ve crossed several of these ‘must-do in your twenties‘ items off already; I’ve learn a new sport (tennis!) and improved my wine knowledge with the help of Napa and Netflix. Next, I plan to raid my mom’s closet and gamble!
  • For the futuristic foodie.
  • I can’t get over Emmy Rossum’s custom Carolina Herrera bridal gown.

Have a great one!